Pyrrhotite Crystals from the Yaogangxian Mine



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This pyrrhotite specimen is from the Yaogangxian Mine, Xaogangxian W-Sn Ore Field, Tizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province of China. Tungsten and tin are the primary minerals extracted from multiple ore bodies in an area spanning 4 x 2.5 km. Seventy-eight different species of minerals are found there Including accessory minerals like pyrrhotite. It is a sulfide containing the elements Fe, and S.This specimen consists of several lamelae or attached tabular pyrrhotite crystals.This piece is a large thumbnail that measures 1 x 7/8 x 1/2 inches or 25 x 22 x 12 mm.

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Weight5 oz

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